Youth Voting in Local Elections

Senate Bill Number: 
48

Senate Bill 48 proposes a constitutional amendment to allow 16- and 17-year-old U.S. citizens to vote in school board and local elections; this would go before Kentucky voters in the November 2020 election.

Bill Sponsor(s): 
Sen. Reggie Thomas

SB 48 was assigned to the Senate State & Local Government Committee. Senate leaders did not allow the bill to be brought up for a hearing or a vote.

KFTC's Position: 
KFTC Supports